No...how about he has a consistent season first. He didnt deserve this years nomination. And he isn't proving anything in this years playoffs. Hes a quality NHL starter right now.
Lundqvist has been very good during the season and the playoffs. 10 shutouts should be enough to tell you Lundqvist's story. Yes, he had a little bump in the middle of the season but that was likely due to his father's health and the Ranger D playing poorly in front of him. He is easily a Class 2 goalie and IMHO will be a 1 soon.
I would like to see where people think Elliot would be ranked in relation to Pogge and Schneider, all of which had their rookie season this year and Elliot did have the best numbers out of the three and played for a team full of rookies, although i think he is a year, older maybe that contributed to it Imo he should be ranked 3
It's hard to make a call on this because performance in junior or the AHL doesn't always translate to the NHL. I thought he looked really comfortable during preseason and was actually pretty impressive. I'm positive he'll end up being an NHL starter somewhere and could be a really good one. I would say at least Class 3 is very fair especially with someone saying Schneider has franchise potential.
Schneider did more in a rookie year than Pogge and has a higher ceiling IMO. He's also closer to getting to the NHL (or at least NHL ready than Pogge is)